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Korca

Little Albanian Paris and the city of serenates

 

Korca is the city where the largest carnival in Albania is organized, taking place before Orthodox Easter. One of the largest and most important cultural and economic centers of Albania, located in the southeastern part of the country.

 

The city is known for its typical quarters of low houses and villas, which are paved with cobblestone. The city of Korça has a range of museums such as the Education Museum (located in the building where the first Albanian school opened in 1887), the renewed National Museum of Medieval Art ( absolutely to visit), the Prehistoric Museumthe House-Museum of the famous landscape painter, Vangjush Mio, the Museum of the Oriental Art “Bratko”, etc. In the vicinity of the city you will find the cemetery of French soldiers fallen during the First World War.

The Theatre Cajupi is also a place to see concerts or theatre performances depending by the season.

Apart from museums and monuments, Korça is the city where the largest carnival in Albania is organized, taking place before Orthodox Easter. Musically, the city is known for the local songs, called serenata. In the city you will find many taverns offering tasteful and traditional food like: fire baked pie (lakror) salty and butter-flavored doughnuts (petulla te fshira), raki.

Korça is a very good destination to explore many touristic places, located nearby mountains such as Voskopoja, Dardha, Vithkuqi and Boboshtica. These villages are well known of winter and outdoor sports and activities. The sports area is famous for the Byzantine churches of Vithkuqi and Voskpoja, whose walls were painted by famous medieval Albanian painters. Close to Korça you can visit Prespa Lake (which is the country’s largest National Park), Drenova National Park, the Illyrian tummulus of Kamenica, etc.

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